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from the right. gwen heim is the director and producer behind the al gore warming document an inconvenient truth. the american federation of teachers praised gwen heim to get the country talking about the problem but is not happy with the portrayal of teachers. >> there are 3 million teachers in this country and those who do heroic things every day. and we need to give the teachers the tools and conditions to support them rather than scapegoat them. >> reporter: gwen heim said he didn't expect any support, but the ground swell around this project has been greating and confesses although he's a huge supporter of public schools, he's so trouble by the current state he chose private schools for his own children. shannon green, fox news. >> i had a chance to see the documentary and also the chance to sit down with davis gwen heim to talk about his new film. >> so this documentary, and you go in and you know you're going to be moved and have an interest in what is going on in the schools and you don't expect to go through a whole box of kleenex, because you get so involved in th
events but this weekend gwen park high school is getting together alumni from the past 50 years and that includes students from the time the school was segregated. two of the students join us now. rock newman, you may recognize him as a successful boxing manager. good to see you. >> good to be here. >> and we have bob stark also an alumnis from glenn park high school. >> nice to see you. thank you very much. >> big celebration this weekend but there is another story under this because it wasn't always the normal things that we go through in high school, basketball games and fun days. and if i could ask you both to take us back to the time to segregation. >> it was a junior and senior high school. bobby and i were both in the 8th grade at the time and i so profoundly remember there being front page headlines in the washington post about the riots that took place, black against white. and it was sore several days -- it was for several days, scary and violent. >> sometimes stuff like that is overblown, but this is the account of what was happening? >> it was very bad. and they had
. >> the d.c. school system is featured prominently in this new film. davis gwen heim's waiting for superman premiered in hollywood last night. he won a award for the al gore documentary. now his new film follows students and families in their bat toll get a good education in a system that is said to be broken. d.c. public school chancellor michelle rhee gets a lot of face time. >> you look at what has happened in american public education over the last 20 years, we have gone from number one in a lot of different respects to absolutely at the bottom amongst developed nations. >> the president of the american federation of teachers not happy about what she called an inaccurate portrayal of sub- par teachers and villans. i got a chance to sit down with the director to talk about why he made this film. >> i have my own kids and i drive my three kids in los angeles past three public schools on the way to take my kids to a really great school. and it haunts me that the kids in my neighborhood don't have what my kids have. and why can't we give every kid in america -- why can't we give every kid i
. but other than that, not bad at allm back to you. >> gwen, thank you very much. >>> our top story this morning, new developments in the race for d.c. mayor. >> a new poll shows gray ahead of fenty by 7 points which makes the next few days even more crucial for both candidates. sarah simmons joins us live from the early polling place with more. >> reporter: good morning, allison and tony. like you said, the next days were important. and mayor fenty knows that, as he is behind in the polls, that he is asking for the top man in the country, president barack obama's endorsement. at this point the white house has not said anything. we did hear about it over the last couple of days. now the clarus poll shows gray ahead and he is getting a growing lead over the past few weeks. and it shows if there is high turnout among black voters, fenty might lose this race. but one thing is for sure, both candidates are campaigning really hard just a few days out. the latest poll is more good news for vincent gray whose lead has grown in august since the latest poll. it is the third poll in a week to
of multitalented. gwen tolbert is here with a look at our weather. >> now i can't do this anymore. i want to show off all of my other talents. let me start with the first one. maybe not the first but light start and speak of that, how's that? okay. weather, we have weather for this weekend and a few clouds skirting past the satellite radar composite there and not a lot is happening and we have some clear skies ahead. 81 degrees at national airport and 79 at dulles and baltimore and close to seasonal and on the mark for national and we are exactly where we should be for this time of the year and here's a look at temperatures now and -- i thought that was temperatures now and i thought i showed you some winds. 65 degrees right now at national airport as we said and temperatures into the low 60s, the mid-60s and gradually climbing up there and these are the winds. we expect them to pick up a bit over the water and we have a small craft advisory for today and if you want to enjoy the sun, be aware of that. winds from 7 to 15 miles per hour and higher gusts as far as the waterways are concerned. talki
. >> i've read ahead and there is interesting stuff in there. >>> and in the meantime, gwen tolbert is here with us today with a look at our day. >> we're starting out very, very cool this morning. yesterday you would have thought it was the
:31 and light check in with gwen tolbert. >> a cool start yesterday as well and this morning, steve. going to warm up. current temperatures, we have 63 degrees at national airport. 57 degrees at gathersberg; 63 at frederick and 61 degrees at monasses and going to the mid- atlantic, 61 degrees for boston and new york, 62 degrees and 62 to the south at richmond. we have dry conditions sticking around for 18 days with no rain and take a look at the monthly totals so far. we're in a deficit and we desperately need to get rainfall here. look at the numbers. the good news is north nature's going to -- mother nature's going give us a little bit of rain. we're going to see it. the clear skies right now with just a few clouds over the area into the course of the morning. but, we have wet weather. the remnant effects of what was hermine right here and pushing its way gradually to the mid- atlantic and we have a cold front and that frontal system is sweeping through as we go into the forecast the next 24 hours or so and the remnants of that system are going to get caught up in this frontal system as
. first lady michelle obama continues her campaign to phytoobesity. we have gwen looking at health headlines as we talk about this and the whole let's move campaign that we hear so much about in washington. but how is this done across the country, dina? >> reporter: well, steve, we have a real disconnect when it comes to fighting childhood obesity and we're hoping this white house message will trickle down to playgrounds and schools across the country. the question is will that actually happen? mrs. obama is i is aing kids -- is saying kids need to move but adults do too. and part of the problem with the obesity is there is a disconnect -- a hip rock asy in terms of what we are saying and doing. yesterday was my son's birthday and couldn't send in cupcakes because of the school wellness policy. but we have specialty shops popping up all over the country as we eat giant cupcakes filled with calories. and we have adults fighting an obesity epidemic and not doing right when it comes to exercise and eating right. how do we get this to sink into adults and to kids. and we're eating 31%
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